As part of Inspira Health’s Volunteer Recognition Events, which coincided with National Volunteer Week, Inspira recognized its volunteers Tuesday with drive-through celebrations.
In total, approximately 200 volunteers were greeted, thanked and presented with a small gift and box lunch at Inspira’s medical centers in Elmer, Mullica Hill and Vineland.
“What a joy it was to see and talk with so many of our volunteers — some who we have not seen in a year or longer,” said Amy Mansue, CEO and president of Inspira Health. “We miss their kindness and eagerness to help our patients and staff. We will continue to welcome them back into our buildings when it can be done safely.”
Through the pandemic, volunteer opportunities have been significantly limited in order to ensure safety for all involved. Throughout parts of 2021 and this year, a third to half of the pre-COVID volunteer teams have been able to work in certain areas, including the hospital front desks, same-day surgery, gift shops, the Bistro and medical records. Others have provided clerical support, stocked supplies and made patient follow-up calls.
Each spring, Inspira honors its volunteers for their dedication, generosity and kindness. This year, two volunteers at Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill, Richard Carpino and Myra Ohr, were recognized for reaching 11,500 hours of service during their 18 and 21 years of service. Elizabeth Rossi was recognized for reaching 9,000 hours at Inspira Medical Center Vineland.